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Southwest League

SOUTHWEST TOURNAMENT BRACKETS

Brackets for the end-of-season Southwest Tournament are posted here.

All games are played at Wayzata High School.

REMEMBER: Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday 3/13, remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour on Saturday night so you do not miss your game!


Tourney Machine Link to Brackets

Tourney Machine will be updated throughout the tournament. Once in the app, find your team and “follow” them to easily access their updated schedule.


League Info

Team Formation: Early December


Season: January 9th, 2022 – March 13th, 2022 (March 12th-13th Year End Tournament)


Games: League games are all on Sundays.

Scrimmage game (rivalry games) between Hopkins SW League teams will be played on an occasional Friday evening throughout the season.

Practices: Saturday morning/afternoon, starting in late December


Player Acceptance

Availability is limited based on the number of teams created per grade. The number of teams is a function of volunteer coaches. No team will be formed with less than 8 players or more than 10 players.

Friend Requests

IMPORTANT. Friend requests will be taken into consideration and every effort will be made to honor these requests ONLY if both players have put down one another uniquely.

Team Formation

Teams will be formed by the coaches. Every effort will be made to insure that teams will be formed with comparable talent levels. The second objective is to try to keep players together from last year’s teams but changes to teams occur each year.


COVID-19 INFORMATION

There may be different guidelines and operating procedures this year given the COVID-19 situation.  We will connect with all players as the season gets closer to share more information with them and with families.


2021-22 Practice Schedule


2021-22 In-House Scrimmage Schedule


2021-22 Sunday Game Schedules


9th Grade Teams


10th Grade Teams


11th Grade Team


12th Grade Teams


League Information

LEAGUE PLAY AND SCHEDULE
The Southwest League is a recreational basketball league for high school boys (grades 9-12).  It is a competitive league for more serious non-varsity players who want a high level of competition against teams from other schools.  Teams from Minnetonka, Wayzata, Hopkins and Edina compete against each other.  As with HRBBA, teams are by grade level.

Teams generally practice once per week on Saturdays, beginning in late December, at the North Junior High Structure.  Sunday games are at Lindbergh Center and surrounding communities begin the first week in January, followed by an end of the season tournament the second weekend in March.  There will also be some Wednesday and Friday night scrimmage "rivalry games" played amongst the Hopkins teams.  These Friday games do not count in league standings.  All games will have a professional referee.  Equal play time is mandatory in the league.  Players will receive a reversible jersey which must be returned at the end of the season.

TEAM FORMATION
Southwest League rules require that all teams be formed evenly (no stacked teams).  Teams will be formed with that in mind, but keeping the same players together each year is also a goal.  Friend requests are honored only if both players have requested each other.  Due to the equal teams rule, we may not be able to honor all friend requests.  Players who register late will be placed onto a team based on roster openings while maintaining evenly skilled teams.

COACHES
All teams require a volunteer coach who can attend all practices and games.  A high level of basketball expertise is not required.  If you are interested in coaching, please indicate your desire on your son’s registration.  All coaches must attend a coaches’ meeting (date and time TBD) in December prior to break.  Team rosters and practice times will be handed out at this time.

PARENTS
Parents are welcome to watch all games and cheer on their son.  Please see the Code of Conduct on the registration form.  One parent is required each game to keep the scorebook or run the scoreboard.

 

Brian Zimmer

Hopkins Director Southwest League

Phone: 612-749-8484

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Fee: $175
Registration deadline is Nov. 30th ($25 late fee will be assessed after November 30th).